Environmental reporting of global corporations: A content analysis based on website disclosures [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 72 (4):307 - 321 (2007)
Today, more corporations disclose information about their environmental performance in response to stakeholder demands of environmental responsibility and accountability. What information do corporations disclose on their websites? This paper investigates the environmental management policies and practices of the 200 largest corporations in the world. Based on a content analysis of the environmental reports of Fortune’s Global 200 companies, this research analyzes the content of corporate environmental disclosures with respect to the following seven areas: environmental planning considerations, top management support to the institutionalization of environmental concerns, environmental structures and organizing specifics, environmental leadership activities, environmental control, external validations or certifications of environmental programs, and forms of corporate environmental disclosures.
|Keywords||environmental disclosures environmental management practices global corporations content analysis business ethics corporate citizenship|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Kenneth Amaeshi & Olufemi O. Amao (2009). Corporate Social Responsibility in Transnational Speces: Exploring Influences of Varieties of Capitalism on Expressions of Corporate Codes of Conduct in Nigeria. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 86 (2):225 - 239.
Cory Searcy (2012). Corporate Sustainability Performance Measurement Systems: A Review and Research Agenda. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 107 (3):239-253.
Noushi Rahman & Corinne Post (2012). Measurement Issues in Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR): Toward a Transparent, Reliable, and Construct Valid Instrument. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 105 (3):307-319.
S. X. Zeng, X. D. Xu, H. T. Yin & C. M. Tam (2012). Factors That Drive Chinese Listed Companies in Voluntary Disclosure of Environmental Information. Journal of Business Ethics 109 (3):309-321.
Alan Muller & Gail Whiteman (2009). Exploring the Geography of Corporate Philanthropic Disaster Response: A Study of Fortune Global 500 Firms. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 84 (4):589 - 603.
Similar books and articles
Charles H. Cho, Dennis M. Patten & Robin W. Roberts (2006). Corporate Political Strategy: An Examination of the Relation Between Political Expenditures, Environmental Performance, and Environmental Disclosure. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 67 (2):139 - 154.
Mark J. Smith (2008). Environment and Citizenship: Integrating Justice, Responsibility and Civic Engagement. Distributed in the Usa Exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan.
Maria J. Masanet-Llodra (2006). Environmental Management Accounting: A Case Study Research on Innovative Strategy. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 68 (4):393 - 408.
J. Angelo Corlett (1996). Corporate Responsibility for Environmental Damage. Environmental Ethics 18 (2):195-207.
Mao He & Juan Chen (2009). Sustainable Development and Corporate Environmental Responsibility: Evidence From Chinese Corporations. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (4):323-339.
Tiina Johanna Onkila (2009). Corporate Argumentation for Acceptability: Reflections of Environmental Values and Stakeholder Relations in Corporate Environmental Statements. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 87 (2):285 - 298.
Daejoong Kim & Yoonjae Nam (2012). Corporate Relations with Environmental Organizations Represented by Hyperlinks on the Fortune Global 500 Companies' Websites. Journal of Business Ethics 105 (4):475-487.
Richard H. Guerrette (1986). Environmental Integrity and Corporate Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 5 (5):409 - 415.
Denis Cormier, Irene M. Gordon & Michel Magnan (2004). Corporate Environmental Disclosure: Contrasting Management's Perceptions with Reality. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 49 (2):143-165.
Yongtae Kim & Meir Statman (2012). Do Corporations Invest Enough in Environmental Responsibility? Journal of Business Ethics 105 (1):115-129.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads37 ( #53,118 of 1,413,285 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #94,880 of 1,413,285 )
How can I increase my downloads?